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Thoughts from Walden Pond 2009 Wall Calendar

Thoughts from Walden Pond Wall Calendar: After living for over two years in a small cabin near Walden Pond (Massachusetts), Henry David Thoreau recorded the insights he'd gained there in his classic 1854 book Walden. More than a century and a half later, with the world becoming ever more complex and Earth's wildlands increasingly threatened, Thoreau's advocacy of a simple life in tune with nature, espoused in Walden, seems all the more relevant. This calendar brings Thoreau's wisdom into the present, combining trenchant excerpts from Walden with serene, gloriously colorful images of wilderness by acclaimed outdoor photographer Charles Gurche.

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B. Kliban CatCalendar 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

B. Kliban CatCalendar Mini Wall Calendar: Call it the kitten of CatCalendars. A dozen colorful images of Cat are here presented in a calendar small enough to find its way into any small place a curious Cat might squeeze itself into. Or indulge the undisputed ruler of your household by posting it prominently above the cat door or cat dish. To miss this compact calendar of cavorting Cats would surely be a Catastrophe!

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Wolf Kahn 2009 Wall Calendar

Wolf Kahn Wall Calendar: Wolf Kahn (American, b. Germany 1927) uses the seen world as a starting place for investigating the power of harmonic colors. Paradoxically, given that he often works in nearly violent colors, his paintings are wonderfully tranquil; exercises in chromatic tension and formal movement, they are also sharply evocative of real-world woodlots, pastures, and weathered farm buildings.

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B. Kliban CatCalendar 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

B. Kliban CatCalendar Engagement Calendar: In this fun and functional engagement calendar, Cat and his buddies help you keep track of your all-important meetings, appointments, and cat-feeding schedules (not necessarily in that order). A full-color image of Cat accompanies each of the calendar’s fifty-three weekly spreads. Other features include 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, a list of international holidays, and a page for notes.

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Anguished English 2009 Desk Calendar

Anguished English Desk Calendar: Richard Lederer hosts "A Way with Words" on public radio and has written more than thirty books on language. This wickedly funny calendar contains 314 misbegotten morsels of mangled English (Saturdays and Sundays share a page and a morsel) culled from medical reports, advertisements, and other fruitful sources. Also included are yearly grids for 2009 and 2010, and pages for notes.

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Forgotten English 2009 Desk Calendar

Forgotten English Desk Calendar: Language historian and collector of oddball antiquities of English, Jeffrey Kacirk has been at it again. The 2009 edition of this exceptionally popular desk calendar presents more peculiar, long-disused words. The 314 entries (Saturdays and Sundays share a page and an entry) are supplemented by historical anecdotes, odd quotations, and/or the feast days of saints both familiar and obscure. Also included are yearly grids for 2009 and 2010, and pages for notes.

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New York Public Library 2009 Student Planner

***Begins August 2008!***

New York Public Library Student Planner: This powerful tool is a user-friendly, easy way to check daily, weekly, and monthly class and work schedules; keep track of assignments and appointments; and record notes and reminders. Features include space for a year's worth of classes, organized by quarter or semester; weekly grids in which to record meetings, study schedules, and other activities; full page monthly grids for long-term planning; and space for addresses, phone numbers, and email.

In addition, you will get a directory of The New York Public Library's mighty Internet resources; recommended reference books; weights and measures, including metric conversion tables; US and Canadian holidays; lunar phases; toll-free numbers and websites for travel and lodging concerns; and incisive, inspiring, or wryly amusing quotations.

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ECOlogical 2009 Deluxe Wall Calendar

ECOlogical 2009 Wall Calendar: Now in its fifth edition, The ECOlogical Calendar seeks to reconceptualize time in terms of the empirical world. Instead of standard calendar grids, colorful three-foot-long panels depict each of Earth’s four seasons—from solstice to equinox or vice versa. Each panel’s design reflects the spatial relationships between Earth, sea, and sky while emphasizing the procession of life from season to season. The ECOlogical Calendar makes a beautiful wall display, but its accordion-fold panels can just as easily be used at a desk.

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Audubon Birding Trails 2009 Wall Calendar

Audubon Birding Trails Wall Calendar: Introducing a year of America's best birding trails. The trails of Pennsylvania's Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, where Red-tailed Hawks may be spotted mid-migration. The trails of Big Bend National Park along Texas's Rio Grande, home to hundreds of species. And the Coast Trail of California's Point Reyes National Park´┐Ża prime spot for pelican-watching. Each month's spread includes a map and detailed text about the featured species and its ecosystem.

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365 Audubon Songbirds a Year 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Audubon Songbirds a Year Wall Calendar: It’s the best pick-me-up for America’s millions of bird lovers—each day, a favorite backyard friend up close and in full color. Obsessive, rich in detail, and reflecting the passion and unparalleled knowledge of the experts at Audubon, this calendar is packed with flycatchers, jays, bluebirds, redstarts, goldfinches, and other familiar North American species that are always such a thrill to spot.

In addition to the daily pictures, each month profiles one species in depth with a photograph and lively text. It’s like hitting the jackpot every time you look out the kitchen window.

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Audubon Wildflowers 2009 Wall Calendar

Audubon Wildflowers Wall Calendar: A Rocky Mountain bee plant lending its color to a Colorado desert, a profusion of balsamroot and paintbrush clustered along the Columbia River Gorge, a sea of lupine blanketing the rolling grassland of the Zumwalt Prairie, the lovely lilac flowers of penstemon reveling in the rays of the sun—Audubon Wildflowers captures the exuberance of North America’s flowering plants.

It celebrates the serendipitous desert bouquet, the blooms that burst forth in fields, the insistent stems that spring up along trails and meandering streams. Every month reveals vibrant jewels of color, shape, and texture. They are a vision of nature’s garden.

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Audubon Nature 2009 Wall Calendar

Audubon Nature Wall Calendar: The beauty and spectacle of nature are celebrated in vivid and inspiring images, from the grand edifice of Lone Pine Peak bathed in morning mist to the sturdy and statuesque Douglas firs of the Pacific Northwest to Mount Trundle’s distinctive tilted profile reflected in a tranquil lake. It is nature at its most awe-inspiring.

With lush photographs beautiful in composition and vibrant in color, Audubon Nature celebrates nature’s very essence and marvels in its drama. Both a tribute to our unspoiled wilderness treasures and an affirmation of nature’s raw power, this is North America at its most glorious and resplendent.

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Audubon Hiking America 2009 Wall Calendar

Audubon Hiking America Wall Calendar: America is crisscrossed by a vast hidden web of hiking trails. Alongside our familiar grid of crowded streets and highways, those trails form an alternate reality—one that leads to wild nature and scenic beauty. Hiking on a wilderness trail such as the North Inlet Trail or the Long Trail takes you to rare sights: a one-hundred-mile view of a lightning storm or a freeze-frame glimpse of an eagle snatching a salmon from a stream. It takes you within earshot of a cougar’s scream or a loon’s lonesome cry. Trails can lead to solitude, to unexpected wonders, and back to basics—to a sense of what you can do and what the earth has to offer.

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Audubon 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Audubon Engagement Calendar: Audubon Engagement Calendar celebrates the vast natural world in panoramic landscapes, intimate glimpses, and moments of singular beauty. A Great Egret displaying its elegant plumage; sunlight streaming through a grove of Quaking Aspens; a thick school of Blue and Gold Fusilier fish off the Fiji coast. Accompanying the photographs are detailed captions and spacious weekly grids.

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Ripley's Believe It or Not Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Ripley's Believe It or Not Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: The best material from Ripley's throughout the years--along with the most recent feats and oddities they've recorded--have been selected and organized into a year's worth of entertaining fun in this brand-new daily calendar. Each day features a fact drawn from such categories as Accidents and Disasters, Animals and Insects, Coincidences, Customs and Etiquette, Feats and Stunts, Food and Drink, Geology and Natural Phenomena, Lies and Hoaxes, Miniatures and Replicas, Prophecies, the Unexplained, and much more. Ripley's inimitable line drawings and photographs bring the entries to life throughout.

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Take Me Out to the Ballpark 2009 Wall Calendar

Take Me Out to the Ballpark Wall Calendar: Can you hear the crack of the bat? Feel the energy of the crowd? Based on the bestselling book with more than 650,000 copies in print, Take Met Out to the Ballpark is back for a third successful season. Featuring a dozen gloriously photographed ballparks—past and present— and a unique die-cut stadium shape, this calendar evokes nostalgia, the excitement of game day, and the pure passion of the fan.

It’s the only calendar officially endorsed by Major League Baseball. Each month’s photograph is accompanied by fascinating facts, important dates, and essential stats; the calendar also features a centerfold with statistics on all currently active ballparks.

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Out on the Porch 2009 Wall Calendar

Out on the Porch Wall Calendar: A wooden porch overlooking a glass-clear mountain lake. A flagstone porch bathed in the golden glow of sunrise. White porch, white chairs, white sand, intense blue water. It’s the gift of pure tranquility, an enticing invitation to put your feet up, meditate, or simply while away the afternoon to the rhythmic thump of a favorite rocker. As always, the Out on the Porch calendar brings us to the places where we can be at peace, inspired. Includes 12 full-color, read-to-mail postcards!

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1,000 Places to See 2009 Wall Calendar

1,000 Places to See Wall Calendar: Imagine an adventure every month with 1,000 Places to See Before You Die Picture-A-Day Calendar. Lavishly photographed, the large photo at the top sets the tone, and on the grid below is an itinerary in pictures, with captions identifying each leg of the journey. It's the best of armchair travel.

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Art 2009 Gallery Desk Calendar

Art Gallery Desk Calendar: Here are hundreds of masterpieces, each meticulously photographed and reproduced, from the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., which ranks as one of the world's finest art collections, with over 110,000 priceless images and objects. The works in this calendar cover important achievements in Western painting, sculpture, photography, and decorative arts. For art lovers, it's a year of discovery and appreciation.

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Living Green Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Living Green Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: New for 2009, a calendar that makes living green hip, easy, and fun--a full year of doable daily tips for walking more softly on the planet. Tips like forgoing energy-sucking air purifiers for a few air-filtering houseplants. Like drinking organic bee--´┐Żbetter for you and the earth. Like conserving water while brushing your teeth (if only 10,000 people turned off the spigot every day for a year, we'd save enough water to grow wheat for 160,000 loaves of bread). Written with cheekiness and wit, it's a calendar that makes it simple to make a difference.

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365 Incredible Fishing Stories Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

365 Incredible Fishing Stories Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Epic battles, astonishing catches, and the ones that got away. Based on Shaun Morey's bestselling book Incredible Fishing Stories, this brand-new calendar features hundreds of illustrated, sensational-but-true tales of man (and woman) versus fish. There's the guy who single-handedly landed a 1,600-pound hammerhead shark. A grueling, 37-hour fight with a Pacific salmon. Plus odd fishing techniques, fish facts (did you know that some cold-water fish have antifreeze in their blood?), the origin of the name "wahoo," fishing superstitions, and, because everyone loves a good fish story, the best unverified tales.

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Scotch 2009 Vertical Wall Calendar

Scotch Vertical Wall Calendar: Scotch presents a dozen standout malt whiskies for the aficionado. Each spread features a photograph of a special bottle, plus an abundance of fascinating information: notes on aroma, appearance, and flavor; a tasting chart; background on the water source and casking, plus a color map of the region; and a detailed history of the distillery. Includes six punch-out custom coasters printed with exuberant scotch-themed quotes.

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365 Days of Golf 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Days of Golf Wall Calendar: Combining the enthusiasm and knowledge of the editors at Golf Digest--America's #1 golf magazine--with the gorgeous, full color Picture-A-Day format, the brand-new 365 Days of Golf calendar is an irresistible marriage of passion and beauty. Open it up, and find yourself teeing off on the most scenic and challenging courses in the world. Each month features a theme--water courses, Hawaiian courses, links courses, Irish courses--with one course spotlighted in a large photo at the top of the page, and smaller photos for every day. Includes detailed text about each month's theme. For the golfer, the view doesn't get better than this.

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365 Days of Handbags 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Days of Handbags Wall Calendar: The pure passion of the handbag lover. Based on the bestselling book Handbags, 365 Handbags is a fashionista's fantasy of clutches, bracelet bags, pochettes, purses, minaudi?res, and shoulder bags. Dior to Valentino, Badgley Mischka to Schiaparelli, a logo-emblazoned tote from Moschino and Fendi's classic baguette. Each month's spread features one drop-dead picture at the top and smaller daily photos in the grid below--all in full color. Embroidered bags, beaded bags. Minimalist bags, out-there bags, novelty bags. The antique, the rare, the tres chic. So beautiful, so covetable.

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365 Days of Shoes 2009 Wall Calendar

365 Days of Shoes Wall Calendar: You can never, ever have too many shoes. Inspired by Linda O'Keeffe's spectacular international bestseller Shoes, 365 Shoes is the perfect marriage of subject and format. Each month features a theme--sexy red shoes for February, wedding shoes for June, boots for December--with one large photograph at the top of the page and smaller daily photographs, all in full color, in the grid below. It's a reverie for shoe lovers, a can't-take-your-eyes-away parade of stylish footwear.

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Schott's Almanac Page-A-Day 2009 Desk Calendar

Schott's Almanac Page-A-Day Desk Calendar: Schott's Original Miscellany is "the ultimate book for browsing" (Newsweek), "utterly indispensable" (Vanity Fair), "a charmingly addictive curiosity cabinet" (Entertainment Weekly). Making Schott's a natural fit for our Page-A-Day line. Introducing Schott's Almanac, a wittily engaging new calendar packed with tidbits of uncommon--yet seemingly indispensable--knowledge from the mind that brought us the bestselling Schott's line of miscellanies and the soon-to-be published U.S. edition of Schott's Almanac.

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